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Mathline

It's a Perfect Fit - Part 1 - Getting Into Shapes
Patterns

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Objective

Students will be able to identify, describe, and classify two-dimensional shapes.

Overview of the Lesson

Using square tiles, students are challenged to duplicate shapes shown on a card displayed by the teacher. Students then identify and describe two-dimensional shapes in the classroom environment. They sort a collection of shapes according to their attributes. After sorting the shapes in different ways, students color the shapes and arrange them to form a picture or pattern. Stories are written to accompany the pictures.